Topic: Music

This graphic visualizes inter- and intra- genre preferences among respondents to the fall 2012 poll conducted by UCS and the BCA surveying interest in acts for Spring Weekend. The size of each genre's exterior band represents the total number of votes received by that genre in the poll. The connecting segments represent shared tastes between genres. The width of each of the segments is proportional to the total number of votes the corresponding genre received among voters of the source genre. (Interactive graphic by Data Science Contributor Madeline Kau and Data Science Editor Andersen Chen.)

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BCA poll results reveal rock as most popular genre

April 18, 2013 9 comments

Students indicated an interest in mainstream rather than ‘indie’ musical artists.

A biography written by Providence native Maureen Lee was an impetus for the commemoration event celebrating the life of Sissieretta Jones.


Local event honors the ‘Black Patti’

April 17, 2013 0 comments

During her career, singer Sissieretta Jones performed for four American presidents.

Two student bands, along with 11 bands from across the Northeast, performed Saturday afternoon on Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle. The second half of the festival was held in Sayles Hall until midnight.

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Varied musical acts, vendors spice up folk festival

April 15, 2013 0 comments

In its fifth year, the Brown Folk Festival has become a popular venue for Northeastern bands.

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Campus cultivates ‘musical ecosystem’

April 1, 2013 0 comments

Self-starting undergrad artists take advantage of musical opportunities on campus.

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Orchestra to launch Ireland tour

March 22, 2013 0 comments

The Brown University Orchestra will visit Dublin, Limerick and Wexford over break.

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Concert showcases electronic forms of musical expression

March 15, 2013 0 comments

Akiko Hatakeyama’s compositions convey past reflections and momentary inspirations of thought.

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Campus planning may include concert venue

March 11, 2013 9 comments

Students and faculty members of the music department expressed the need for a large space.

Parisian organist enchants Sayles

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Parisian organist enchants Sayles

March 11, 2013 1 comment

Students and community members tuned into a repertoire spanning Bach to Charles-Marie Widor.

Heartbeat, a youth band consisting of both Palestinian and Israeli musicians, performed at Hillel Thursday night.

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Musicians promote peaceful coexistence through music

March 4, 2013 0 comments

Israeli-Palestinian group Heartbeat performed to spread a message of mutual cooperation.

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Classical concerts celebrate fugues

November 19, 2012 0 comments

“You have never been to a concert like this,” began Gerald Shapiro as he introduced “Fugue Radio: all fugues all the time.” The concert, held last Saturday night in the Grant Recital Hall, was the culminating event of a week-long music festival organized by Shapiro, professor of music and composer.